wiggle

[ wig-uh l ]SEE DEFINITION OF wiggle

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR WIGGLE

The lantern light was extinguished but she did not remember the lantern, or Wiggle.

Wiggle, appearing to sense the situation, began to bark up-roariously.

Wiggle appeared to claim the locust as a souvenir of the scout's magic.

Mr. Ellsworth, Pee-wee's scoutmaster, would have said that Wiggle lacked method.

We have made a drawing of Wiggle No. 11, and send it to you.

Sometimes they point, sometimes they wiggle, and sometimes they get together and snap!

I'll be sitting on your neck if you don't get a wiggle on with that rope!

To my mind, she'd sooner be slapped in the face by us than have us try an' wiggle out of the deal.

You wiggle your body in with more or less grace, and then you stand up.

Unfortunately your drawings of Wiggle No. 10 came too late to be engraved.

WORD ORIGIN

early 13c., perhaps from Middle Dutch or Middle Flemish wigelen, frequentative of wiegen "to rock," from wiege "cradle" (cf. Old High German wiga, German Wiege, Old Frisian widze), from PIE root *wegh- "to move" (see weigh). Related: Wiggled; wiggling. The noun is attested from 1816.

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